TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Official Course Outline

 

I.                    Course Prefix/Number/Title: ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System

 

Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 3

 

II.                  Pre-requisite: None Co-requisite: None

 

III.                Course Description: Presents the evolution, philosophy, structures and processes of the American juvenile delinquency system; surveys the rights of juveniles, dispositional alternatives, rehabilitation methods and current trends.

 

IV.                Course Objectives: To assist the student to

Become familiar with the problems of youth in American culture

Be familiar with the recent trends in juvenile delinquency

Be familiar with the link between family relationships and juvenile delinquency

Be able to discuss the role education plays in the lives of contemporary youth

Have an understanding of the magnitude of cost to society caused by juvenile crime

and violence

Have a grasp of some of the different delinquency problems facing the regions

of the world

V.                  Course Content:

Concepts of delinquency
The nature and extent of delinquency
Schools and their effects on delinquency
Social and developmental perspectives and their roles in delinquency prevention
The juvenile court process
Juvenile corrections: probation, community treatment, and institutionalization
Delinquency and juvenile justice abroad

 

VI.                Textbooks: Siegel, Larry J., et al. Juvenile Delinquency Theory, Practice, and Law,

Ninth Ed. New York: Thomson Learning, 2004.

 

VII.              Additional Information

Instructor: Lisa A. Duez, MPA, CSAC

Home phone: 558-8708 emergences: 575-8331

lduez@tcc.edu or laduez@cox.net

Contact hours: I will be available after class on Thursdays from 9:15 -10:15 in the library. Please let me know if you need to see me during that time so I can arrange a private room.

 

Grade Breakdown:

Test #1 Chapter 1-4: 100 points

Test #2 Chapters 5-8: 100 points

Test #3 Chapters 9-12: 100 points

Test #4 Chapters 13-16: 100 points

Quizzes: 20 points

Attendance/Participation: 10 points

Total points available: 430

 

 

Grades are as follows

430-387: A

386-344: B

343-301: C

300-258: D

257-below: F

 

 

 

Important Information:

 

1. Attendance and participation: a possible 10 points total. Missing more than five classes is considered excessive and will result in a grade of five points or less.

2. Extra Credit: opportunities for extra credit will be available throughout the semester. It is suggested that students take advantage of these opportunities.

3. Other:

       All test will be given via scantron unless specified

       In accordance with TCC policy, a student who wishes to receive instructional accommodation because of a documented sensory or learning disability should contact the Staff or Disability Services.

       A student who is asked to leave the classroom due to behavior problems will be instructed to leave campus. The student must then speak with the Dean of Student Services before returning to class.

       Per TCC policy, academic misconduct will not be tolerated. Please see your student handbook for further information. This includes plagiarism.

       Please turn cell phones and pagers on vibrate during class

       It is imperative that you be present for tests and turn in all assignments and keep up with you reading.

       Make up test will be given for emergency circumstances only.

       Final grades will be delivered via the web.

 

January

10

Introduction

 

12

Chapter 1

 

17

Chapter 1 (last day to add or change for a 16 week course)

 

19

Chapter 2

 

24

Chapter 2

 

26

Chapter 3

 

31

Chapter 3

February

2

Chapter 4

 

7

Test #1

 

9

Chapter 5

 

14

Chapter 6

 

16

Chapter 6

 

21

Chapter 7

 

23

Chapter 7

 

28

Chapter 8

March

2

Test #2

 

6-11

Enjoy Spring Break!!!

 

14

Chapter 9

 

16

Chapter 9

 

21

Chapter 9

 

23

Chapter 10 (3/24 is the last day to withdraw w/o academic penalty

 

28

Chapter 10

 

30

Chapter 11

April

4

Chapter 12

 

6

Test #3

 

11

Chapter 13

 

13

Chapter 14

 

18

Chapter 14

 

20

Chapter 15

 

25

Chapter 15

 

27

Chapter 16

May

2

Test #4: Final Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative Schedule

 

August

18

Introduction

23

Chapter 1

25

Chapter 1

 

30

Chapter 2

September

1

Chapter 2

 

6

Chapter 3

 

8

Chapter 3

 

13

Chapter 4

 

15

Chapter 4/Review for test

 

20

Test #1 Chapter 1-4

 

22

Chapter 5

 

26

Chapter 5-6

 

27

Chapter 7

 

29

Chapter 7, also first chapter questions due

October

4

Chapter 8

 

6

Chapter 8/Review for Test

 

11

Test #2, Chapters 5-8

 

13

Chapter 9

 

18

Chapter 9

 

20

Chapter 10

 

25

Chapter 10

 

27

Chapter 11

November

1

Chapter 11

 

3

Chapter 12/Review for test

 

8

Test #3

 

10

Chapter 13

 

15

Chapter 14, also second chapter questions due

 

17

Chapter 15

 

21

Chapter 15

 

24

Thanksgiving

 

29

Chapter 16

December

1

Chapter 17/Review for final

 

6

Final Exam

 

Other important Dates:

Last day to withdraw from class without academic penalty: October 27

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 24-26

Final Exams: December 6-12